The wide spread publication that there is no automatic ticket for Governor Idris Wada has taken another dimension as the Elders/Advisory Council of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which forms the critical stakeholders of the party, has unanimously resolved to endorse him for second term.
The Chairman of the state PDP Advisory Council and the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, disclosed this to journalists shortly after its meeting in Lokoja Sunday. Briefing journalists on the resolutions of the council, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris said that the incumbent Governor, Capt. Idris Wada has done very well in his first tenure, adding that they have all resolved to give him the ticket for second term.
The former governor also told journalists that Governor Wada would be given total support to win the November 21, 2015 governorship election which is around the corner adding that concerted efforts would be made for PDP to retain the state. He also disclosed the resolve of the state PDP Advisory Council to ensure that power must shift from Eastern Axis to either West or Central Zone immediately after the second term of Governor Wada, stressing that machinery would be put in place for power rotation by 2019 as a committee will be set up for the actualisation of the project.
Answering question on the possibility of actualizing the power rotation project without keeping in touch with other political parties that would make a balance of a larger stakeholders in taking decision, Alhaji Idris expressed his assurance that any responsible citizen or political party that has the interest of the state at heart would be in agreement with power rotation so as to carry everybody along irrespective of tribal, political and religious differences.
Alhaji Idris however, lauded the developmental efforts of Governor Wada and expressed optimism that if re- elected for second term he would record more achievements for the people of the state. He gave the assurance that the party would come out victorious and stronger in the November, 2015 governorship election in the state stressing that the party had learnt its lesson from the party’s low performance in the last general election.
-Joseph Amedu, Lokoja